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#4554948 - 10/26/17 09:11 AM Yamaha NIKEN. What???
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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So apparently it's an LMW (leaning multi-wheeler).

I'm a little speechless and a lot dumbfounded by this concept. Who is the target audience for this? A Can-Am Spyder owner maybe?

The video does make it look kind of cool/futuristic though. Reminded me of Oblivion a little bit.

https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/ya...st-102617-|tpfn


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#4555015 - 10/26/17 10:43 AM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 12/11/09
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Loc: Battle Creek, MI
Saw something similar on Shark Tank, but theirs is electric.

http://swaymotorsports.com/
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#4555032 - 10/26/17 11:09 AM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Some riders were injured but they still wanna ride. Me, if my legs gpt trashed, I'd go for a T-Bucket over a trike.
More fun than you would guess!
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#4555063 - 10/26/17 11:53 AM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Piaggio MP3, Quadro 3, Peugeot Metropolis... they have been there, scooter wise.
They did their duty. Now, Yamaha brings this technology to big wheels motorcycles.
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#4555078 - 10/26/17 12:10 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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And err, many LMW are rideable without motorcycle license in France, just a 7-hours certificate from a driving school if you already have the car license... this is the law flaw about 3 wheels vehicles. This is the reason why we see MP3 500c. Everyday everywhere

On the other side, ATVs are restricted to 15kw on road use, no matter what. Ewww...
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#4555102 - 10/26/17 12:36 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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When you start seeing this bike win on the track in races I'll get interested.
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#4555158 - 10/26/17 01:20 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Four forks to change oil and seals on (no thanks) and how the hail do you get to the valves to check lash with that width up front.

It is a cool concept however.
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#4555231 - 10/26/17 03:01 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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Registered: 02/03/16
Posts: 524
Loc: NJ, USA
It looks like it still requires support (a leg or kickstand) to stop from falling over when not moving, judging by pictures in that link.

So it leaves me wondering what it's advantages are over a 2-wheeled bike. confused

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#4555290 - 10/26/17 04:03 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: MotoTribologist]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
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Originally Posted By: MotoTribologist
It looks like it still requires support (a leg or kickstand) to stop from falling over when not moving, judging by pictures in that link.

Yes, it's got a kickstand...

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#4556385 - 10/27/17 03:30 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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#4561288 - 11/01/17 02:16 PM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
DriveHard Offline


Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 1033
Loc: Middle of Iowa
Originally Posted By: Quattro Pete
Originally Posted By: MotoTribologist
It looks like it still requires support (a leg or kickstand) to stop from falling over when not moving, judging by pictures in that link.

Yes, it's got a kickstand...




for now...but it sounds like production will not. Last line in the article...

"And, I know for an absolute fact, the Yamaha Niken won’t have a kickstand."
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#4575735 - 11/16/17 06:50 AM Re: Yamaha NIKEN. What??? [Re: Quattro Pete]
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I like it

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